The Lagos State Government Gubernatorial Advisory Committee has just concluded a 2–day workshop for its political office holders and technocrats including all the local government chairmen, vice chairmen, secretaries to the local governments, council managers, council treasurers, supervisors and leaders of the legislative arm, amongst others.
The event took place at City Hall, Lagos Island, southwest Nigeria.
Professor Adebayo Williams, Chairman of Gubernatorial Advisory Committee in his welcome address noted that the workshop would avail the participants the opportunity to interact, know the problems confronting them and advise the government on how best to support them in realizing their goals, as well as understand the nitty-gritty of local government administration.
The Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, while speaking with journalists at the event stated that the Federal Government has not been fair to Lagos state. He stressed that Lagos State deserves a special status.
In his words, “it is rather unfortunate that since the nation’s capital has been moved to Abuja, the Federal Government has abandoned its constitutional responsibilities, leaving the state government to carry heavy burden.”
The participants were tutored on public perception of local governments in Lagos State, reforming local government administration in Lagos State and managing public funds, among others.